Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church is hosting the fifth appreciation of the Rev. Kendell and Sis. Linda Burton.

The church will honor Burton for his commitment to the congregation and community as a pastor and a leader, and invites everyone to attend the celebration.

The event will take place at 401 West 10th Street, Sylacauga, in the church Life Center on Friday at 6 p.m. with a gala banquet, “A Black Tie Affair,” which will feature entertainment and a celebratory meal. The attire is church and semi-formal wear. The celebration hour is Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The theme is

“Recognizing the Watchman,” from Hebrews 13:17.

Special guest for the occasion will be the Rev. G.E. Robinson and the Galilee Baptist Church in Gadsden.